Los Angeles Lakers legend Magic Johnson has some pretty harsh words for his beloved Lakers.
In an interview with Newsday, Johnson expressed his frustrations on the current state of the Lakers. He hopes that they lose every game this season. He quoted:
“I hope the Lakers lose every game, because if you’re going to lose, lose. I’m serious.If you’re going to lose, you have to lose, because you can’t be in the middle of the pack. You either have to be great or you have to be bad, to get a good draft pick. The Lakers are in a good space, too, next summer if they can sign or trade for a talented guy. I’d rather be all the way bad than be in the middle.”
Johnson does have a great point. If you are playing bad, why not just tank this season so you can get a better draft position. The next offseason for the Lakers should be great as there is a lot of free agents that the Lakers could sign such as Marc Gasol or in a couple of years Kevin Durant.
Only one problem: How can you convince the Black Mamba to tank this season? You can’t